Birth, Baby & You

Dee Bell, RM IBCLC

Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner, Midwife & Lactation Consultant

Dee Bell, RM IBCLC

Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner,
Midwife & Lactation Consultant

The Feeding Clinic

Dee with Florence in Feeding Clinic – Birth, Baby & You – Dee Bell – Lactation Consultant for Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Clinic appointments

I offer the following services in my comfortable home clinic in Saltdean, Brighton:

  • Tongue-tie assessment
  • Breastfeeding Support  ** BACK SOON ** Currently unavailable **
  • Feeding and weight gain reviews ** BACK SOON ** Currently unavailable **

Clinic visits may be preferable to a home visit, due to appointment availability or affordability.  

If you are looking for Tongue-tie division in East Kent and can’t find a practitioner who offers lactation support, you may also wish to book a clinic appointment.

Tongue-tie assessment

As with home visits, tongue-tie assessment and release at the the clinic is offered with full feeding support.

For more information about tongue-tie and how an assessment is carried out please click here.

A tongue-tie assessment consultation includes:

  • 1:1 feeding assessment – observing your baby feed
  • Attachment – how to ensure a good latch
  • How to identify effective feeding and how to improve things
  • Responsive feeding, sometimes called ‘feeding on demand’ explained
  • Signs of optimal feeding
  • Feeding cues – recognising the early communication signs
  • The importance of ongoing skin-to-skin contact
  • Lactation advice, composition of breast milk, stages of feeding
  • Expressing breast milk
  • Bottle feeding advice (as required)
  • Mixed feeding advice (as required)
  • Support information inserts for Red Book and email for follow-up care 

Plus:

  • Tongue-tie assessment (objective scoring with HATLFF)
  • Discussion about rare risks of procedure and explanations
  • Tongue-tie division (frenulotomy) IF required and medically safe to proceed
  • Post-frenulotomy observation of feeding
  • Post-frenulotomy guidance and advice re tongue exercises/wound management and expectations (see Resources for more info)

Tongue-tie consultations at The Feeding Clinic – £175 

Support for breastfeeding only **Currently unavailable BACK SOON**

Video consultations within 2 weeks of initial consultation – £65 ** BACK SOON ** 

Book a Tongue-tie Assessment/release appointment at The Feeding Clinic

The Feeding Clinic

A Tongue-tie appointment at  The Feeding Clinic is a great alternative if you are out of area for a home visit, or it may expedite you being seen. My comfortable home from home clinic has a changing table and weighing scales. 

Tongue-tie assessment/release available on Fridays at The Feeding Clinic.

Breastfeeding Support

Feeding support visits are available at the clinic.

Find out more on what to expect using the button below.

** BACK SOON ** Currently unavailable **

Follow-up Feeding Reviews

If you require a follow up to a breastfeeding consultation or tongue-tie appointments, including weighing and reviewing of on going feeding plans, within 2 weeks of the initial appointment this can be done at The Feeding Clinic, alternatively you might like to book a video call. 

** BACK SOON ** Currently unavailable **

Face-to-face follow up appointment – £75
Or via video consultation – £55
 

Baby with hand on laptop – Birth, Baby & You – Dee Bell – Lactation Consultant for Kent, Surrey & Sussex

How to book a consultation

Please note the following:

Name: Please use mother’s name and date of birth.

Email address: This will be used for confirmation and follow-up emails.

Health questionnaire: This will be sent with the booking confirmation email; please return within 1 hour of booking.

How to pay: Please pay via BACS as directed in the email; appointments are only confirmed once paid.

If you require more information before booking, please email me on feedingandtonguetie@gmail.com (emails may not be answered until the next working day). 

Baby with hand on laptop – Birth, Baby & You – Dee Bell – Lactation Consultant for Kent, Surrey & Sussex

How to book a consultation

  1. ‘Select’ your location below
  2. Choose an available date from the calendar PLEASE NOTE: At the point of booking, times are only an estimate. Your actual  appointment time will be confirmed via email closer to the day
  3. Fill in the booking form with MOTHER’S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH (not the baby’s)
  4. NOW CHECK YOUR EMAIL for how to pay  – appointments are only confirmed once confirmation of payment is received
  5. MAKE PAYMENT AS PER EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS
  6. Fill in the ‘Confirmation of payment and Background Health questionnaire’
  7. PRESS SEND as soon as we receive this confirmation,  your appointment will be secured and saved solely for you!

Cancellations: Once paid, appointments are non-refundable, as other, often desperate families will have been turned away. However, if you no longer need the tongue-tie appointment for any reason, you are welcome to use your slot for follow-up support instead. If you require more information before booking, please email me on feedingandtonguetie@gmail.com (please note: emails may not be answered until the next working day).

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